Today in History, January 29th

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A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, January 29th!

1820 Britain’s King George III died insane at Windsor Castle.
1843 William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, was born in Niles, Ohio.
1845 Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” was first published, in the New York Evening Mirror. Poe-the-raven
1850 Henry Clay introduced in the Senate a compromise bill on slavery that included the admission of California into the Union as a free state.
1860 Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov was born in the port city of Taganrog.
1861 Kansas became the 34th state of the Union.
1862 William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders attack Danville, Kentucky.
1900 The American League, consisting of eight baseball teams, was organized in Philadelphia.
1918 The Supreme Allied Council meets at Versailles.
1926 Violette Neatly Anderson becomes the first African-American woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Violette N. Anderson

Violette N. Anderson

1929 The Seeing Eye, America’s first school for training dogs to guide the blind, founded in Nashville, Tennessee.
1931 Winston Churchill resigns as Stanley Baldwin’s aide.
1936 The first five members of baseball’s Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in Cooperstown, N.Y.
1942 German and Italian troops take Benghazi in North Africa.
1944 The world’s greatest warship, Missouri, is launched.
1950 Riots break out in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the policy of Apartheid.
1958 Actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married.


Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

1963 Poet Robert Frost died at age 88.
1967 Thirty-seven civilians are killed by a U.S. helicopter attack in Vietnam.
1979 President Jimmy Carter commutes the sentence of Patty Hearst.
1979 President Jimmy Carter welcomed Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to the White House following the establishment of diplomatic relations.
1984 President Ronald Reagan announces that he will run for a second term.
1984 The Soviets issue a formal complaint against alleged U.S. arms treaty violations.
1991 Iraqi forces attack into Saudi Arabian town of Kafji, but are turned back by Coalition forces.
1995 The San Francisco 49ers became the first team to win five Super Bowl titles when they beat the San Diego Chargers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX. San-Francisco-49ers
1998 A bomb exploded at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala., killing an off-duty policeman and severely wounding a nurse. (The bomber, Eric Rudolph, was captured in May 2003 and is serving a life sentence.)
2009 The Illinois Senate voted to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office.

Today in History facts are from various sites including, but not limited too: the History Channel, The New York Times, WHG, and

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A few of the great historical events that happened today in history!

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